College of Arts and Sciences
Sport and Exercise Science

Program Summary

  • The Sport and Exercise degree gives students the foundation to use scientific research to enhance personal fitness and sport performance. In addition to coursework, our students work with clients to develop plans to improve their health and fitness

    The Human Performance Lab serves as the research and clinical training venue for undergraduate students pursuing a Bachelor in Sport & Exercise Science. The lab, which has an affiliation with a medical practice, provides students with the opportunity for a year-long clinical training that includes observing and assisting with fitness assessment and exercise prescription while supervised and informed by Seattle University Human Performance Lab staff.

    Human Performance lab staff is actively engaged in research related to design of exercise equipment and prosthetics, efficacy of training, and prevention of or rehabilitation from injury, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and cancer.

    Degree offered: BS in Sport and Exercise Science

    Considering Sport & Exercise Science as your new major?

    If you are considering a Change of Major to Sport & Exercise Science,  review the degree requirements and  program of study and do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions. You can attend a course lecture or visit the Human Performance Lab and schedule a meeting with Dr. Dan Tripps, Sport & Exercise Science Director, to discuss admission to the program and your intended career path.

    For more information regarding Change of Major, please visit the Major and Minor Selection section on the A&S Academic Advising Website

    Steps To Change Your Major

    1. Download and complete the Change of Major, Degree or Specialization form from the Office of the Registrar.
    2. Log into SU Online, print a “what if” Program Evaluation and bring it or an unofficial transcript and the Change of Major form to Lynn 110.  We will be glad to assist you with processing the documents.
    3. Once the Change of Major form has been processed you will receive an email notifying you that you have been enrolled as a major in Sport & Exercise Science.